Super Bowl

Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Justin Bieber, & Solange Kick Off Super Bowl Weekend

Estelle and Kendrick Lamar

After celebrating Music’s Biggest Night at the Grammys in L.A., the stars headed across the country for Super Bowl weekend. On Friday, New York City welcomed musicians and athletes at parties across town.

Beats by Dr. Dre took over Marquee New York with performances from Rick Ross and Estelle, while Q-Tip spun for the packed club. Kendrick Lamar later surprised partygoers with a performance that went until 3 a.m.

Over at Pier 36, ESPN The Magazine hosted its annual bash, drawing names like Ashanti and Bow Wow. Kendrick and Robin Thicke kept the crowd on its feet with their energetic sets.

Solange rocked the turntables at the Playboy Party at the Bud Light Hotel Lounge, while Nelly mingled with some Playboy bunnies.

Fresh off his Grammy wins, Seahawks fan Macklemore touched down at the GQ party with Meek Mill.

After his plane was detained over suspicion of weed, Justin Bieber made his way to the Maxim “Big Game Weekend” with his father, skipping the red carpet and heading straight inside.

John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen grooved to the soulful sounds of Mary J. Blige at the Shape and Men’s Fitness soirée at Cipriani 42nd Street.

Check out more pics from the kickoff to Super Bowl weekend.

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TLC Touch Down at VH1 ‘Super Bowl Blitz’


It was a crazy, sexy, cool night in Manhattan on Thursday as TLC took over Beacon Theatre for VH1′s “Super Bowl Blitz: Six Nights + Six Concerts.” Following J. Cole in Queens and Janelle Monáe in the Bronx, T-Boz and Chilli performed an hour-long concert, which was streamed live online.

With some help from Doug E. Fresh, the best-selling female R&B group kicked off their spectacular set with “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg.” Clad in orange jumpsuits, they performed hit after hit including “What About Your Friends,” “Silly Ho,” and “Diggin’ on You.”

While they changed outfits, Doug E. Fresh delivered a medley of “The Show,” “Lodo Dodi,” “Teach Me How to Dougie,” and “Freaks.”

T-Boz and Chilli dipped back into their expansive catalog with “Red Light Special,” “Creep,” “Unpretty,” and “No Scrubs,” while their diehard fans sang along to every word.

The Boys Choir of Harlem and ballet dancer Misty Copeland joined them onstage for the grand finale of “Waterfalls” and their latest single “Meant to Be.”

Watch TLC touch down in NYC.

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Bruno Mars Meets the Press at Super Bowl Halftime Show Conference

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars will join an illustrious list of past performers including Beyoncé, Madonna, and Michael Jackson when he takes the field during the Pepsi Halftime Show at Super Bowl XLVIII.

Ahead of Sunday’s game, the Grammy-winning crooner charmed reporters, old and young, with his Spanish and Elvis impression during the press conference at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on Thursday.

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Janelle Monáe Electrifies at VH1 ‘Super Bowl Blitz’

Janelle Monáe

A day after J. Cole rocked Queens, Janelle Monáe took the stage at Lehman College in the Bronx for night two of VH1′s “Super Bowl Blitz: Six Concerts + Six Nights.” The Electric Lady served up an energetic round of hits including “Dance Apocalyptic,” “Tightrope,” “Q.U.E.E.N.,” “Cold War,” and “PrimeTime.”

On Thursday, TLC will bring some crazy, sexy, cool to Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre with special guests Nelly and Doug E. Fresh.

Catch highlights from Janelle’s spirited set below.

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J. Cole Kicks Off VH1 ‘Super Bowl Blitz’

J. Cole

J. Cole kicked off Super Bowl week and celebrated his birthday by headlining VH1′s “Super Bowl Blitz: Six Nights + Six Concerts” on Monday. Hosted by Nick Cannon and Stacy Keibler, the first of six concerts took place at Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College in Cole’s old stomping ground of Queens, New York.

The Roc Nation rapper, who turns 29 today, opened his set with “Trouble” and served up hit after hit including “Work Out,” “Crooked Smile,” and his latest Born Sinner single “She Knows.”

Before Bruno Mars plays the halftime show at Sunday’s big game, Janelle Monáe will perform with Big Boi at Lehman College in the Bronx on Tuesday and TLC will be joined by Nelly and Dougie Fresh at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre on Thursday.

Watch highlights from Cole’s pre-game set below.

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Jay Z to Headline DirecTV Super Bowl Party

Jay Z

The night before Bruno Mars takes the field at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Jay Z will play an exclusive pre-game party. The Roc Nation mogul has been tapped to headline DirecTV’s Super Saturday Night.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers to Join Bruno Mars at Super Bowl Halftime Show

Bruno Mars x Red Hot Chili Peppers

Bruno Mars won’t be the only one rocking the field come Super Bowl Sunday. The Grammy-winning crooner will reportedly be joined by legendary rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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